Defense Against Crime

05/06/2019

How To Select an Effective OC Pepper Spray?


Ever since the early 1990′s defense sprays such as Tear gas and pepper spray have gained popularity among law-abiding citizens and even criminals. Prior to this, these sprays have been used for decades by law enforcement agencies and military types for crowd control and criminal apprehension. These products are still in use by these agencies. In fact, the next time you encounter a police officer or a mail carrier – ask them why they carry pepper spray. You have probably seen in the news where law enforcement officers have used pepper spray for crowd control. These people depend on this proven product for their protection because they work.

OC Pepper spray uses a derivative of one of the most powerful caustic peppers in the world – the cayenne pepper. The basic ingredient is oleoresin capsicum or OC as it is called.  It is an inflammatory agent which does some nasty non-lethal things to the person on the receiving end of the pepper spray, pepper gel or foam. Because of the known effectiveness of pepper spray, how can you know that the pepper sprays your thinking to buy is any good?

Does the percentage matters?

I did a quick search of the internet and you can see OC Pepper spray comes in different Pepper-Spray-for-Security-of-Womenformulations. You can find concentrations from 1% to about 23%. There are a number of differences in the formulations and delivery systems. The percentage of active ingredient (OC) is not a good indication of how effective it is. For example, a 1% solution can be just as effective as a 10% concentration or more so. However, for most spray formulations, the higher the percentage of OC, the better the spray should work on your attacker. But few sprays are alike, much less equal, like colas.

There are THREE formulation factors for OC Pepper Spray that when combined are used to determine how effective a spray is – they are as follows:

  • The Heat Rating of the OC
  • Type of Carrier Agent
  • The Spray density

Scoville Heat Units

The heat-generating capacity of OC is measured in Scoville Heat Units (SHU). This ScovilleScaleOfPepperHeatmeasurement scale was derived by Wilbur Scoville, a chemist. OC is derived from a variety of hot peppers such as cayenne. Peppers range from zero SHO for standard bell peppers, to 5,000 for jalapeno pepper, and up to 1,463,700 SHU for Trinidad Scorpion pepper. The pungency (or heat factor) of chile peppers is measured in multiples of 100 units. One part of chile “heat” per 1,000,000 drops of water is rated at only 1.5 Scoville Units. Pure Capsaicin, the substance that makes the peppers hot, rates between 15,000,000 and 16,000,000 Scoville Units! Today more scientific and accurate methods like Electrochemistry and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) are used to determine capsaicin levels.

Depending on what kind of pepper is used affects the effectiveness of the spray. A 10% concentration of jalapeno pepper is not going to be nearly as effective as a 1 percent concentration of Dorset Naga peppers. In actual spray formulations, OC from the peppers is processed as mentioned above until it reached a heat rating as high as 2 million SHU. When you purchase pepper spray, don’t look at the concentration, look for how many SHU it generated.

Most pepper spray is stored in a pressurized canister. Each manufacturer keeps its actual formulation for carrier/OC confidential. However, some common carriers are alcohol, keton, a DuPont chemical called Dymel-22, other solvents, and oils and water.

Certified Heat Rating

If you go on the internet, you can find all kinds of claims of companies having “THE Pepper Spray Heat SealBEST” Pepper spray or the “HOTTEST.” We recommend you consider the unbiased results of an independent laboratory* that tests the heat of the pepper once it is sprayed out of the can. The Carrier Agent and Spray Density can affect the actual result of the effectiveness of the Pepper Spray. This Certified Heat Rating (CHR) measures how hot the pepper spray will be once it hits your attacker. The only true way to know the actual effectiveness of a pepper spray is to have it tested by an independent laboratory or by the testimonials of people who have used it. Check the Pepper Spray to see if it has a Certified Heat rating.   What this will tell you is HOW hot the pepper spray is when it comes out of the cannister at the attacker, rather than how hot it was before it was put into the canister.

Other Pepper Spray selection factors to consider

  • Expiration date-The spray’s potency decreases after a certain number of years and shouldn’t be used after the expiration date.  Once it has expired, use the unit to practice using pepper spray in a safe uninhabited place.
  • The number of shots-Pepper sprays have a predetermined number of shots. Keep track or you may find yourself running low at the worst time possible.  We had advice emptying the canister on your attacker and not try to preserve any for the next time.
  • Safety switch– A safety switch will prevent the spray from accidentally going off, which is helpful if you have kids who like to play with things they shouldn’t. Be mindful of this switch at all times.

 

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Onyx Knight Enterprises is dedicated to providing you useful and informative data to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option. – Victor Swindell

 

20/05/2019

20 Safety Tips to Help You …Be Safe


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According to RAINN, a sexual assault occurs every 98 seconds. You’ve probably seen stories in the media of sexual predator who follow women home from the gym, or other places. But there are several things you can do to reduce your chances of becoming their next prey.

Whether you’re our jogging, shopping or out and about running errands, there are safety tips you can follow to help lower your chances of becoming a crime victim.

 

1. PepperEyes.com motto is Get Ready! Stay Ready. – Preparation and Prevention are the keys. Think about having a fire extinguisher and knowing how to use it in your home.
2. Stay Alert – avoid being distracted by your smartphone. Use a blue-tooth if you need to talk
3. Trust your instincts. If something doesn’t ‘feel’ right..leave the area.
4. Always have your keys ready. There are videos on youtube on how to use your keys for self-defense. Watch and learn.
5. If you carry a personal defense device, like pepper spray or a stun gun, whistle – knows how to use it and have it ready. The bottom of your purse is the wrong place to have it.
6. Be aware! Look around and make eye contact with people you encounter.
7. Walk with an attitude. Have that I dare you to mess with me look.
8. If security is available, ask for an escort to your vehicle — especially at night. If you know you are going out at night, have a friend with you!
9. Don’t wear expensive jewelry or carry pricy handbags when you’re shopping, running errands or anytime you’re alone. Robbers often work in pairs. One scopes out potential victims inside, then text or calls their partner with a  description to their partner waiting outside.
10. If you have children with you, keep a close eye on them and teach them about stranger danger. On the news last week was a woman trying to steal a child.
11. If you must take a purse, consider a small, crossbody bag.
12. Hide your cash, credit cards and cell phone in your front pockets, so if a thief does grab your purse, he or she won’t get away with much.
13. Try to avoid being overloaded with shopping bags.
14. When you leave, lock your doors and keep your windows up, and don’t have valuables in plain sight!
15. Keep an eye out for vehicles that might be following you. If they’re still behind you when you’re close to home, drive to the nearest fire station or police station and honk your horn.
16. In carjacking or robbery, give them your car, purse or anything else they want. Nothing is worth risking your life.
17. If someone tries to sexually assault you or force you into their vehicle, scream and fight like your life depends on it..cause it does. Do whatever you have to do to get away…do it!
18. Take a self-defense course. Search for them online. Many colleges and universities offer a FREE RAD (Rape aggression defense) class, and some will teach them to the ladies of any organization (church, yoga, etc).
19. There are several safety apps available, including Guard Lallana, Safe Walk, B Safe, and others they are beneficial to you. Research and use the one that’s best for you.
20. Knowing all of this stuff is good, doing it daily will be better.

 

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PepperEyes.com Self-Defense Products Store is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.
If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high-quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information on the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world.
In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

04/03/2019

What to look for when shopping for Pepper Spray.


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Many people take time when picking out clothes, toys, cars, and other products, but will grab the sparkly pepper spray displayed next to the counter at the convenient store.
They hope it will do the job when the time comes.

Having oleoresin capsicum (OC) Pepper Spray and knowing how to use it properly can make you a victor and not another crime statistic.

How do you know if that pepper spray you saw at the Convenient Store will do the trick? How about the cheap pepper spray from the internet site WeSellCheapPepperSpray.com?

What should you look for when selecting Pepper Spray to purchase?   After all your life may depend on it being effective against your attacker

Also, don’t get fooled by some brands that have ads in women magazines.  If you pay a magazine or other media enough money, they will print ads for any product wither it works or not! That ‘s how they make some of their revenue. Let’s look at this example. One popular model brags that their pepper spray is legal in all 50 United States. This is absolutely true.  But what does that really mean?  While Pepper Spray is legal for most citizens to carry in all 50 states, some states have strict restrictions on the size and strength you can carry or buy.

This would mean that means that this brand of pepper spray meets the minimal standard allowed by the state with the lowest acceptable.   This would mean that if the lowest rating allowed is 2% OC that is what this pepper spray rating is.  However, other states that do not have restrictions and so you can have 18% or 23% OC.  Which do would you want a mild irritant or bring on some pain pepper Spray?

So what do you need to know about selecting and buying Pepper Spray?  Information and knowledge.  We are going to give you some information that you can ask the person selling the pepper spray, and if they cannot answer many of your questions, you may want to shop somewhere else.  If you do not see most of the information on web sites selling pepper spray, move along. You’ll also let them know when it comes to Pepper Spray, you are no dummy!

Generally, determining the strength of different manufacturers of pepper sprays can be confusing and difficult. Statements a company makes about its product strength are not regulated, so a company can claim almost anything.  A method using the capsaicin (the stuff that makes peppers hot) and related capsaicinoids  (the class of capsicum compounds) (CRC) content of the product is unreliable as well, because there are six different types of capsaicinoids, causing different levels of irritation. Many, manufacturers do not state which particular type of capsaicinoids are used in their brands.   But don’t worry about this.. we can get you the basics of what you need to know to select effective Pepper Spray.

Remember your life may depend know this information. Don’t worry if you don’t know these terms I’ll help you,

•          What is the Scoville Heat Unit (SHU)?- The Scoville scale is a measurement of the pungency (spiciness or “heat”) of chili peppers and other spicy foods, as recorded in Scoville Heat Units (SHU) based on the concentration of capsaicinoids, among which capsaicin is the predominant component. This is usually the rating before the final products are bottled.  Some manufacturers exaggerate their ratings so beware. But in general the higher the number the better,
•          What is the Certified Heat Rating? This is the heat rating of OC Pepper Spray when being delivered out of the canister. This is an independent lab tested rating.  Is this available for you to see?
•          What kind of spray pattern does it have?  There are three types: Stream, Fog, and Cone.
•          How far does it spray? How close do you want your assailant to be when spraying. The effective range can be between 6ft and 25 feet.
•          Delivery methods: Spray, Mist, Gel or Foam

Here is an important tip: Never buy your pepper spray where you buy your beer.
I heard this once and what the guy was saying is are you’re willing to bet your life on Pepper Spray you bought you saw on a shelf without knowing anything about it.

Our Pepper Spray has almost all of this information on our site…because we want you to be Ready and Stay Ready with the best Pepper Spray.

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PepperEyes.com Self-Defense Products Store is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high-quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information on the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

05/02/2019

20 Things You Should Know About Teen Dating Violence


February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

The tragic crime of domestic violence in the United States is often unacknowledged by the public face that our society wears. Behind smiling, couples and seemingly carefree children lurk something that many thoughts was better left unspoken.  While the discussion of domestic violence happens much more often today, bringing light to this terrible crime that makes a home a prison, abuse still occurs, and, often, the children adopt these destructive behavioral patterns both as victims and aggressors

The shocking numbers

  • Annually one in four teens reports verbal, physical, and emotional or sexual abuse.
  • Almost one in five teens reports being a victim of emotional abuse.
  • Almost one in five high school age girls has been physically or sexually abused by their dating partner.
  • One of five college females will experience some form of dating violence.
  • A survey of adolescent and college students revealed that date rape accounted for 67% of sexual assaults.
  • Dating violence among fellow teens is reported by about 54% of high school students.
  • One in three teens reports knowing someone who has been physically hurt by his or her partner through violent actions which included hitting, punching, kicking, slapping, and/or choking.
  • Nearly 80% of teens believe verbal abuse is a serious issue for their age group.
  • Nearly 80% of girls who have been victims of physical abuse in their dating relationships continue to date the abuser.
  • Nearly 20% of teen girls who have been in a relationship said that their boyfriend had threatened violence or self-harm in the event of a break-up.
  • Nearly 70% of young women who have been raped knew their rapist; the perpetrator was or had been a boyfriend, friend, or casual acquaintance.
  • The majority of teen dating abuse occurs in the home of one of the partners.
  • About one in three high school students have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship.
  • Forty percent of teenage girls ages 14 to 17 say they know someone their age that has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.
  • Most abused teens NEVER tell their parents.
  • In one study, from 30% to 50% of female high school students reported having already experienced teen dating violence.
  • In one particular year, 7% percent of all murder victims were young women who were killed by their boyfriends.
  • A survey of 500 young women, ages 15 to 24, found that 60% were currently involved in an ongoing abusive relationship and all participants had experienced violence in a dating relationship.
  • One study found that 38% of date rape victims were young women from 14 to 17 years of age.
  • It is estimated that between 20% to 52% of high school and college age dating couples have engaged in physical abuse.

The sources of these facts come from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Center for Victims of Crime Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and other studies.

 See Also February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

 

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable personal protection products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for yourself, your home or your business, buy our high quality discount personal protection products and arm yourself with the knowledge of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an Option. Victor Swindell

23/01/2019

Date-Rape Drugs: Protecting Yourself

Filed under: Date Rape,Date Rape Drugs Informatiion,women's Self-Defense — peppereyes @ 3:35 PM

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For many years a new kind of rape threat has reared it’s ugly head at bars, on college campuses, at house parties, and in various nightclubs – they can be called “predator” or “date rape” drugs. You may have heard of them, but what exactly are date rape drugs? Strictly speaking, any substance that renders a person incapable of saying no or asserting yourself and your needs can be used to commit the act of sexual rape. This can include items such as alcohol, marijuana or other street drugs, designer or club drugs like ecstasy, over-the-counter sleeping pills, and antihistamines, even cold medications. However, the term “date rape drug” usually applies to drugs like Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate (GHB), Rohypnol, and Ketamine Hydrochloride. Listed below are the various types of “Date Rape Drugs” and how they are used.

Alcohol
When people hear the phrase “date rape drug,” alcohol isn’t usually what comes to mind. But, as these statistics show, the link between alcohol and campus sexual assaults is evident:

  • 90% of all campus rapes occur when alcohol has been used by either the assailant or the victim.
  • 55% of female students and 75% of male students involved in acquaintance rape admit to having been drinking or using drugs when the incident occurred.
  • As many as 70% of college students admit to having engaged in sexual activity primarily as a result of being under the influence of alcohol, or to having sex they wouldn’t have had if they had been sober.

Understanding the effects of alcohol on your body, limiting your alcohol consumption and avoiding drinking games are some of the ways you can decrease the risk of sexual assault. Know what alcohol can do to you can help in you in the following ways:
1. You can make a more informed decision about whether or not to drink.
2. You can recognize the warning signs of dangerous intoxication and call EMS for a friend.
3. You can reduce the risks associated with using alcohol, including injury, unwanted sex and being a victim of crime.
4. If you choose to drink, you can make safer decisions about drinking.
5. You can get help for yourself or for a friend.

GHB
GHB stands for gamma hydroxybutyrate, a central nervous system sedative often referred to by other names such as “Liquid Ecstasy” or “Grievous Bodily Harm.” GHB can produce drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, unconsciousness, seizures, severe respiratory depression, and coma. An overdose of GHB can occur quickly and can be fatal. GHB is typically an odorless, colorless liquid, with a slightly salty taste. It is classified as a sedative and is in the same drug family as Rohypnol and ketamine.

GHB is used as a general anesthetic in Europe; however, the drug is illegal in the US. It has been used in this country as a date rape drug: it can be slipped into a victim’s drink, causing dizziness, confusion, drowsiness and sometimes loss of consciousness. When GHB is combined with alcohol, it is especially dangerous because the combination of two depressants can lead to overdose.

GHB is generally taken in a liquid form, though it is sometimes found in powder, tablet, or capsules. Since in its liquid form, the strength of GHB varies, and people’s reactions to it varies it is very easy to take a dangerous dose of this drug. The effects of the drug begin 10 to 20 minutes after taking it and last up to 4 hours.

Rohypnol
Rohypnol is a brand name for a powerful sedative that is often referred to as “roofies.” Rohypnol is not legally available for prescription in the US and so just having it in your possession signals intent to commit a crime. Rohypnol may cause users to feel intoxicated; they may have slurred speech, impaired judgment, and difficulty walking. The effects are often felt within 10 minutes and can last up to 8 hours. Rohypnol can cause deep sedation, respiratory distress, and blackouts that can last up to 24 hours. Though it has gained popularity as a recreational drug. Colorless and odorless, it has been linked to numerous incidents of sexual assault because it is a fast-acting sleeping pill that can be slipped into a drink and leave the victim with little or no memory of the incident. The drug has been changed to leave telltale blue floating particles when mixed with liquids. If you see these in your drink, do not drink it. Get help and notify Police and Security immediately.

Ketamine
Ketamine is an injectable anesthetic that is intended for veterinary use. It is also known as Special K, K, Vitamin K or Cat Valiums. At high doses, ketamine can cause delirium, amnesia, impaired motor function, high blood pressure, depression, and potentially fatal respiratory problems. Low-dose intoxication from ketamine results in impaired attention, learning ability, and memory. It is most commonly used by veterinarians on large animals today. In the 1980s it began to be used recreationally as an intoxicant.
Ketamine is either sold as a dry white powder or a clear liquid (in its original pharmaceutical packaging). The powder is made by drying the liquid. The residue from this drying process is then crushed and snorted in small doses (called bumps). In rare cases, ketamine is injected intramuscularly or smoked with tobacco or marijuana. Whether smoked or snorted, the effects begin in a few minutes and last less than an hour.

Why Rohypnol, GHB and Ketamine are used in Date Rapes:
While many sedatives have been used as date-rape drugs, Rohypnol, GHB and Ketamine are the ones you are most likely to encounter.

They are easy to administer. (Stir and dissolve)
When victims feel the effects, they often leave and are caught alone and vulnerable.
If victims ‘come to’ during an assault, the drugs render them totally helpless and unable to do anything.
GHB – is most often administered to victims as a clear liquid with a salty taste, but can also be found in capsule and powder forms.

Ketamine – Administered in liquid, tablet and powder form, Ketamine is a fast-acting general anesthetic often used by veterinarians.

Rohypnol – Often dropped into beverages in tablet form, Rohypnol is a potent and fast-acting sedative that dissolves rapidly, leaving no detectable taste, color or odor.

When victims are raped, they doubt their experience because of the impaired memory of it.

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

PepperEyes.com desires that no one falls prey to a data rate drug and we recommend that you take all precautions to not become their next victim.

Whether you are at a bar, the student union or any public situation, keep yourself and your friends safe by doing these simple things:

  • Never leave a drink unattended. NEVER.
  • Do not accept a drink from anyone you would not “put your life into their hands.” Remember, any stranger or casual acquaintance could be suspect. Even those people who are mixing or pouring drinks.)
  • If you are feeling sick or dizzy while out socially, go to someone you KNOW and TRUST. If there is no person you can talk to about your condition, call someone on the phone. Never leave alone or with a stranger. NEVER. (The intent of date rape drugs is to get you isolated and then to assault you.) If you think you have been drugged and cannot tell or call someone, call 911. A blood sample can be collected and appropriate tests run.
  • Remember, alcohol greatly increases the effects of these drugs. The mixture could be lethal.
  • Attend parties or bars with a group of friends, arranging beforehand to watch each other’s drinks. If you arrive as a group, leave as a group.
  • Watch out for your friends. If a friend shows symptoms of date-rape drug ingestion, seek medical attention immediately.
    Signs to look for include: Dizziness and/or nausea, memory loss, breathing or motion difficulties, and acting disproportionately intoxicated relative to the amount of alcohol consumed.
  • To prevent yourself and your friends from becoming victims of date-rape drug, you need to know what you are up against.
  • There are Drink testing Kits you can purchase

 

PepperEyes.com Self-Defense Products Store is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high-quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information on the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option. – Victor Swindell

 

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